A festival highlight in the making, we are delighted to welcome the one and only Christian Lindberg. Lindberg’s achievements for the trombone can only be compared with those of Paganini for the violin or Liszt for the piano.
Having premièred over 300 works for the trombone including more than 90 major concertos, recorded over 70 solo CDs, had an international solo competition created in his name and been voted top brass player of the 20th century alongside Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, Christian Lindberg is nothing less than a living legend. On top of his unrivalled career as a trombonist Lindberg has now also embarked on a highly successful conducting career.
He is joined for his 40th anniversary tour by fellow Swede Roland Pöntinen, a man described as having ‘an insatiable musical appetite and a stupendous technique.’
Rossini (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) – Overture to William Tell
Pöntinen – L’Heure Bleue
Albéniz – Malagueña (solo piano)
Rossini (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) – Carmen Suite
Lindberg – Black Hawk Eagle
Rachmaninov – Two Preludes from Op. 32 (solo piano), No. 5 in G major / No. 12 in G sharp minor
Tchaikovsky (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) – Nutcracker Suite
Image credit: Mats Bäcker